Biography

Present Position: Lecturer, Department of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Limerick.
My name is Irene Cassidy and I am registered general nurse (RGN), registered midwife (RM) and registered nurse tutor. I undertook a Bachelors of Nursing (BNS) in University College Dublin, which also incorporated a nurse education qualification. I subsequently completed an MSc in Nursing with the University of Manchester and completed my PhD through the University of Limerick. My clinical experience spanned a range of clinical positions including medical, surgical, accident and emergency and renal nursing. Areas of teaching, assessing and research interest include supporting people living with long-term conditions, Parkinson's and the experience of people living with long-term neurological conditions, palliative care, respiratory nursing, tracheostomy care, competency based approaches to clinical assessment, community nursing and pain management.Key areas of my role include teaching and assessing across undergraduate and postgraduate nursing programmes (BSc and MSc programmes) including BSc final year project and MSc supervision. My role also includes involvement in undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum development. I am the faculty academic link with a number of medical and surgical sites within University Hospital Limerick and my responsibilities include supporting clinical sites and student nurses while they are on clinical placement.I am currently the Course Director for the BSc Nursing (General) programme in the Department of Nursing and Midwifery, UL and current chair of the Practice-based Competence Assessment Committee.

Research Interests

Quality of Life research
Living with Parkinson's and other l
Long-term conditions
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Aging related research and older person care
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Respiratory nursing
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Supportive and palliative care
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Teaching, assessing and learning within undergraduate nursing; student and educator perspectives

Professional Activities

Committee

  • 1999 Chronic Illness and Palliative Care,

Association

  • On the live register for nursing and midwifery with the nursing board An Board Altranais., Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland

Peer Reviewed Journals

2018

Irish Respiratory Clinical Nurse Specialists' Experiences of Their Role: A Qualitative Exploration

Fallon, N., Cassidy, I., Doody, O. (2018) Irish Respiratory Clinical Nurse Specialists' Experiences of Their Role: A Qualitative Exploration. Clinical nurse specialist CNS :240-248

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2018

Irish Respiratory Clinical Nurse Specialists' Experiences of Their Role: A Qualitative Exploration

Fallon, N;Cassidy, I;Doody, O (2018) Irish Respiratory Clinical Nurse Specialists' Experiences of Their Role: A Qualitative Exploration. PHILADELPHIA : LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS Clinical Nurse Specialist :240-248

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2013

Conversations through barriers of language and interpretation

Mc Carthy, J; Cassidy, I; Graham, MM; Tuohy, D. (2013) Conversations through barriers of language and interpretation. British Journal Of Nursing :335-339

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2013

Lecturers' experiences of facilitating guided group reflection with pre-registration BSc Nursing students

Mc Carthy, J,Cassidy, I,Tuohy, D (2013) Lecturers' experiences of facilitating guided group reflection with pre-registration BSc Nursing students. Nurse education today :36-40

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2012

Preceptors' views of assessing nursing students using a competency based approach

Cassidy I.;Butler M.;Quillinan B.;Egan G.;Mc Namara M.;Tuohy D.;Bradshaw C.;Fahy A.;Connor M.;Tierney C. (2012) Preceptors' views of assessing nursing students using a competency based approach. Nurse Education In Practice :346-351

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2012

Nursing students' views of clinical competence assessment in the Mid west region of Ireland

Bradshaw, C. O' Connor, M. Egan, G. Tierney, C. Butler, M. P. Fahy, A. Tuohy, D. Cassidy, I. Quillinan, B. Mc Namara, M. (2012) Nursing students' views of clinical competence assessment in the Mid west region of Ireland. British Journal Of Nursing :923-927

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2012

Nursing students' views of clinical competence assessment

Bradshaw C.;O'Connor M.;Egan G.;Tierney K.;Butler M.;Fahy A.;Tuohy D.;Cassidy I.;Quillinan B.;McNamara M. (2012) Nursing students' views of clinical competence assessment. British Journal Of Nursing :923-927

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2012

Preceptors' views of assessing nursing students using a competency based approach, Nurse Education in practice,

Cassidy, I. Butler, M. P. Quillinan, B. Egan, G. McNamara, M. C. Tuohy, D. Bradshaw, C. Fahy, A. O' Connor, M. Tierney, C. (2012) Preceptors' views of assessing nursing students using a competency based approach, Nurse Education in practice, . Nurse Education In Practice

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2011

Competency assessment methods - Tool and processes: A survey of nurse preceptors in Ireland

Butler M.P., Cassidy I., Quillinan B., Fahy A., Bradshaw C., Tuohy D., O'Connor M., Mc Namara M.C., Egan G., Tierney C. (2011) Competency assessment methods - Tool and processes: A survey of nurse preceptors in Ireland. Nurse Education In Practice :298-303

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2011

Competency assessment methods tools and processes: A survey of nurse preceptors in Ireland.

Butler, M. P. Cassidy, I. Quillinan, B. Fahy, A. Bradshaw, C. Tuohy, D. O'Connor, M. Mc Namara, M. Egan, G. (2011) Competency assessment methods tools and processes: A survey of nurse preceptors in Ireland.. Nurse Education In Practice :298-303

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2011

Evaluating Clinical Competence Assessment

Fahy, A., Tuohy,D., Mc Namara, M.C., Butler, M.P., Cassidy, I., Bradshaw, C. (2011) Evaluating Clinical Competence Assessment. Nursing Standard :42-49

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2009

National survey of Irish community nurses' leg ulcer mangement practices and knowledge

Barrett, S. cassidy, I. Graham, M. M. (2009) National survey of Irish community nurses' leg ulcer mangement practices and knowledge. Journal of wound care :161-190

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2008

Educational needs of nurses when nursing people of a different culture in Ireland

Tuohy, D; McCarthy, J; Cassidy, I; Graham, MM (2008) Educational needs of nurses when nursing people of a different culture in Ireland. International Nursing Review :164-170

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2006

Student nurses' experiences of caring for infectious patients in source isolation. A hermeneutic phenomenological study

Cassidy, I (2006) Student nurses' experiences of caring for infectious patients in source isolation. A hermeneutic phenomenological study. Journal Of Clinical Nursing :1247-1256

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Books

2010

Caring for infectious isolated patients - student nurses experiences: A Hermeneutic Phenomenological study

Cassidy, I (2010) Caring for infectious isolated patients - student nurses experiences: A Hermeneutic Phenomenological study. Saarbrücken: : Lambert Academic Publishing

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Edited Books

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Other Journals

2007

'Educational needs of nurses when nursing people of a different culture in Ireland'

Tuohy, D; McCarthy, J; Cassidy, I; Graham, M; (2007) 'Educational needs of nurses when nursing people of a different culture in Ireland' . Celebrating Nursing & Midwifery Contributions to Health care through Research-A Supplement to the National Institute of Health Sciences Research Bulletin, :24-24

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2002

Student nurses' experiences of caring for infectious patients in source isolation.

Cassidy, I (2002) Student nurses' experiences of caring for infectious patients in source isolation.. National Institute of Health Sciences Research Bulletin

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Conference Publications

2016

MDS International Congress, Berlin, Germany

I Cassidy, Dr. P Meskell, MP Butler, M Richardson CNS, Professor C Kennedy, Professor S Coote, Dr. P Boers (2016) MDS International Congress, Berlin, Germany.

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2015

Inaugural HSE West-Midwest Nursing and Midwifery Research and Innovation Conference, April 29th, Limerick.

Cassidy, I. Kennedy, C., Butler, MP. Meskell, P. Coote, S. Richardson, M. Boers, P (2015) Inaugural HSE West-Midwest Nursing and Midwifery Research and Innovation Conference, April 29th, Limerick..

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2014

13th Annual EDCNS doctoral conference, Maastrict.

Cassidy, I. Kennedy, C., Butler, MP. Meskell, P. Coote, S. Richardson, M. Boers, P. ( (2014) 13th Annual EDCNS doctoral conference, Maastrict..

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2014

The UHL Annual Symposium, Limerick.

Cassidy, I. Kennedy, C., Butler, MP. Meskell, P. Coote, S. Richardson, M. Boers, P (2014) The UHL Annual Symposium, Limerick..

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2014

UHL Annual Symposium, Limerick

Mc Grath, C. Cassidy, I., O Brien, A. Casserly, B (2014) UHL Annual Symposium, Limerick.

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2011

European Transcultural Nursing Association (ETNA) Conference, Department of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Limerick

McCarthy, J, Cassidy, I, Graham, M and Tuohy, D (2011) European Transcultural Nursing Association (ETNA) Conference, Department of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Limerick.

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2010

Oral Paper presentation by Fahy, A. at the RCN Education Forum Conference Partners in Practice

Fahy, A., Butler, M.P., Tuohy, D. O' Connor, Cassidy, I., M., Bradshaw, C., Quillinan, B., Tierney, Egan, G., C., McNamara, M., (2010) Oral Paper presentation by Fahy, A. at the RCN Education Forum Conference Partners in Practice.

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2009

Conference of the National Council for the ProfessionalDevelopment of Nursing & Midwifery -Clinical Excellence: Safety, Quality and Evidence- Croke Park, Dublin.

Cassidy I., Egan, G, Butler, M.P., Fahy, A., O¿ Connor, M., Bradshaw, C., Quillinan, B., C. Tierney, C., McNamara, M., Tuohy, D. (2009) (2009) Conference of the National Council for the ProfessionalDevelopment of Nursing & Midwifery -Clinical Excellence: Safety, Quality and Evidence- Croke Park, Dublin..

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2009

15th International Reflective Practice Conference – COMHRA, 26th June, Department of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Limerick.

Tuohy, D. ,McCarthy, J. and Cassidy, I (2009) 15th International Reflective Practice Conference – COMHRA, 26th June, Department of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Limerick. .

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2009

15th International Reflective Practice Conference Comhra. Transforming healthcare practice through reflective dialogue

Tuohy, D., Mc Carthy, J., Cassidy, I., Graham, M.M. (2009) 15th International Reflective Practice Conference Comhra. Transforming healthcare practice through reflective dialogue.

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2009

15th International reflective Practice conference. Comhra. Transforming healthcare through reflective dialogue

Mc Carthy, J. Tuohy,D. Cassidy, I. (2009) 15th International reflective Practice conference. Comhra. Transforming healthcare through reflective dialogue.

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2009

9th Annual Research Conference, Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery, 9th October, University College Cork, Ireland.

Paper presented by Cassidy, I., Egan, G., (2009) 9th Annual Research Conference, Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery, 9th October, University College Cork, Ireland. .

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2008

International Nursing Research Conference. Facing the challenge of health care systems in transition, Israel..

Cassidy, I. (2008) International Nursing Research Conference. Facing the challenge of health care systems in transition, Israel...

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2008

Oral paper presentation by Mc Carthy, J. at the 1st Biennial International Evidence-Based Nursing Conference, ‘Advancing Nursing Practice Through Evidence'. June 2008, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.

Mc carthy, J. Tuohy, D. Cassidy, I. Graham, M. M. (2008) Oral paper presentation by Mc Carthy, J. at the 1st Biennial International Evidence-Based Nursing Conference, ‘Advancing Nursing Practice Through Evidence'. June 2008, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia..

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2008

International Nursing Research Conference Facing the challenge of health care systems in transition.

Cassidy, I. Tuohy, D., McCarthy, J., Graham, M.M. (2008) International Nursing Research Conference Facing the challenge of health care systems in transition..

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2008

9th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference. Transforming health care through research, education and technology.

Butler, M. P., Quillinan, B., Tuohy, D., O' Connor, M., Bradshaw, C., Cassidy, I., Tierney, C. Fahy, A., Egan, G., McNamara, M. (2008) 9th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference. Transforming health care through research, education and technology..

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2008

Transforming Healthcare through Research, Education & Technology, 9th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conferenc

Butler, M.P., Quillinan, B., Fahy, A ., Cassidy, I, Tuohy, D., O¿ Connor, M., Bradshaw, C., Tierney, C., McNamara, M. and Egan, G, (2008) Transforming Healthcare through Research, Education & Technology, 9th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conferenc.

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2007

Trinity College Dublin¿s 8th Annual Interdisciplinary research conference

Tuohy, D. Mc Carthy, J. Cassidy, I. Graham, M. (2007) Trinity College Dublin¿s 8th Annual Interdisciplinary research conference.

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2006

Person centred developments in nursing and midwifery, (hosted by Mid Western area Nursing and Midwifery planning and development unit) 3rd Annual conference. Bunratty Shannon Shamrock Hotel, Bunratty, Co Clare, 26th April 2006.

Tuohy, D. Graham, M. M. Cassidy, I. (2006) Person centred developments in nursing and midwifery, (hosted by Mid Western area Nursing and Midwifery planning and development unit) 3rd Annual conference. Bunratty Shannon Shamrock Hotel, Bunratty, Co Clare, 26th April 2006..

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2006

Person Centred Developments in Nursing/Midwifery

Graham, M. Cassidy, I Tuohy, D. (2006) Person Centred Developments in Nursing/Midwifery. :*-*

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2006

Journal of Clinical Nursing

Cassidy I. (2006) Journal of Clinical Nursing. Journal of clinical nursing :1247-1256

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2005

The Research Forum Conference (hosted by Irish Nursing Research Interest Group).

Cassidy, I (2005) The Research Forum Conference (hosted by Irish Nursing Research Interest Group).. :*-*

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2005

Research Forum Conference (hosted by Irish Nursing Research Interest Group), South Court Hotel, Limerick on19th Oct 2005

Tuohy, D. Graham, M. M. Cassidy, I (2005) Research Forum Conference (hosted by Irish Nursing Research Interest Group), South Court Hotel, Limerick on19th Oct 2005.

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2005

Research Forum Conference (hosted by Irish Nursing Research Interest Group), South Court Hotel, Limerick on19th Oct 2005

Cassidy, I. (2005) Research Forum Conference (hosted by Irish Nursing Research Interest Group), South Court Hotel, Limerick on19th Oct 2005.

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2005

Research Forum Conference (hosted by Irish Nursing Research Interest Group),

Graham, M Cassidy, I Tuohy, D (2005) Research Forum Conference (hosted by Irish Nursing Research Interest Group),. :*-*

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2005

Irish Nursing Research Interest Group), South Court Hotel, Limerick on19th Oct 2005.

Cassidy, I (2005) Irish Nursing Research Interest Group), South Court Hotel, Limerick on19th Oct 2005..

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2005

Irish Nursing Research Interest Group), South Court Hotel, Limerick on19th Oct 2005

Tuohy, D. Graham, M. Cassidy, I (2005) Irish Nursing Research Interest Group), South Court Hotel, Limerick on19th Oct 2005.

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2004

5th Annual International Research Conference Transforming healthcare through research, education and technology

Cassidy, I (2004) 5th Annual International Research Conference Transforming healthcare through research, education and technology.

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2004

The Royal College Nursing London International Nursing Research Conference.

Cassidy, I (2004) The Royal College Nursing London International Nursing Research Conference. .

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2003

Royal College Surgeons in Ireland. Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, 22nd Annual Nursing & Midwifery Research conference.

Cassidy, I (2003) Royal College Surgeons in Ireland. Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, 22nd Annual Nursing & Midwifery Research conference.. :*-*

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2003

22nd International Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference, Faculty of Nursing, Royal College Surgeons Ireland. Oral paper presentation.

Cassidy, I (2003) 22nd International Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference, Faculty of Nursing, Royal College Surgeons Ireland. Oral paper presentation. .

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The Royal College Nursing London International Nursing Research Conference

Cassidy, I () The Royal College Nursing London International Nursing Research Conference. :*-*

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Conference Contributions

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Published Reports

2009

An Evaluation of Clinical Competence Assessment in BSc Nursing Registration Education Programmes.

Butler, M P., Fahy, A., Tuohy, D., O'Connor, M., Cassidy, I., Bradshaw, C., Quillinan, B., Tierney, C., Egan, G., Mc Namara, M. C. (2009) An Evaluation of Clinical Competence Assessment in BSc Nursing Registration Education Programmes.. Limerick : University of Limerick :1-103

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